Pavlova is a meringue-like dessert typically topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream and fresh fruit, and it’s a great baking project to add to your repertoire as you expand your culinary endeavors. Although not a typical cake, the delicious baked meringue dessert can be round, giving it a cake-like look.
Named after the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, the dish was created in her honor, with her feathery tutu serving as an inspiration. Both New Zealand and Australia claim this showstopper dessert as their own, as it's traditionally a festive treat during the holidays. Read on to learn how to make pavlova, get baking tips and find inspiration in recipe ideas.